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Revenue seize three million illegal cigarettes at Rosslare port
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Revenue seize three million illegal cigarettes at Rosslare port

Feb 15th 2021, 8:14 PM 15,243 Views 32 Comments

The cigarettes were discovered in a lorry which had arrived from France.

Man arrested over major contraband seizure at Mountjoy Prison released without charge
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Man arrested over major contraband seizure at Mountjoy Prison released without charge

Nov 18th 2020, 12:32 PM 17,720 Views 15 Comments

A file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Over €100 million of smuggled contraband has been seized at Irish airports and ports since 2016
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Over €100 million of smuggled contraband has been seized at Irish airports and ports since 2016

Dec 19th 2019, 6:10 AM 7,413 Views 9 Comments

At Dublin Port, alone, €87 million worth has been seized since 2016.

Dried bat, horse's tail and 37 crocodile teeth - the strange items people try to smuggle into Ireland
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Dried bat, horse's tail and 37 crocodile teeth - the strange items people try to smuggle into Ireland

Sep 9th 2019, 7:07 AM 9,520 Views 10 Comments

The contraband originated in countries including Cameroon, Indonesia, India and Japan.

British prison officer jailed for smuggling €100k of contraband into Wandsworth
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British prison officer jailed for smuggling €100k of contraband into Wandsworth

Sep 4th 2019, 8:18 PM 12,771 Views 1 Comment

A significant amount of contraband including cannabis, steroids, mobile phones, tobacco and other illicit items were found in cereal boxes in the laundry room by another prison officer in 2018.

Man questioned after Revenue seizes more than 27,000 illegal cigarettes
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Man questioned after Revenue seizes more than 27,000 illegal cigarettes

May 13th 2019, 6:20 PM 12,210 Views 19 Comments

The discovery was made after a vehicle that arrived from France was searched.

Volume of drug seizures in Irish prisons soars by 42%, as over 1,000 recorded last year
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Volume of drug seizures in Irish prisons soars by 42%, as over 1,000 recorded last year

Feb 26th 2018, 9:18 AM 7,160 Views 18 Comments

557 weapons were also seized in Irish prisons last year.

Two women arrested after Revenue seizes 46,000 cigarettes and €44,000 cash
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Two women arrested after Revenue seizes 46,000 cigarettes and €44,000 cash

Feb 12th 2018, 9:45 PM 24,955 Views 29 Comments

The cash and cigarettes were seized in three separate incidents in Dublin Airport.

An average of 12 phones are seized in Irish prisons every week
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An average of 12 phones are seized in Irish prisons every week

Aug 31st 2017, 10:01 AM 9,514 Views 48 Comments

The figure is up on last year, but way down on 2008 when about 42-a -week were seized.

Over €19,000 worth of smuggled alcohol and cigarettes seized in Dublin
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Over €19,000 worth of smuggled alcohol and cigarettes seized in Dublin

Aug 28th 2017, 5:26 PM 13,260 Views 20 Comments

Over 28,000 contraband cigarettes were seized at Dublin Airport this weekend.

Gardaí bust uncovers drugs and contraband in crime crackdown
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Gardaí bust uncovers drugs and contraband in crime crackdown

Mar 1st 2016, 6:00 PM 14,352 Views 6 Comments

This came as part of the ongoing Operation Thor.

9.5 million illegal cigarettes seized from Dublin, Tipperary and Meath
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9.5 million illegal cigarettes seized from Dublin, Tipperary and Meath

Jan 28th 2016, 7:15 PM 14,167 Views 22 Comments

Revenue said that the total amount seized represented a loss of almost €4 million to the taxpayer.

These are just some of the lethal homemade weapons seized in Irish prisons
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These are just some of the lethal homemade weapons seized in Irish prisons

Jul 6th 2015, 12:47 PM 21,537 Views 38 Comments

The Irish Prison Service launched a confidential helpline today for inmates and members of the public to report information about contraband.

Over 90 mobile phones were seized in Irish prisons in six weeks
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Over 90 mobile phones were seized in Irish prisons in six weeks

Mar 19th 2015, 8:16 AM 5,508 Views 9 Comments

Nearly half of those were in Mountjoy Prison.

Hooch, mobile phones and 421 tablets all found in cell search in Mountjoy
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Hooch, mobile phones and 421 tablets all found in cell search in Mountjoy

Nov 5th 2014, 8:06 AM 10,457 Views 36 Comments

The search was carried out early yesterday morning.

Heroin, cocaine and 14 mobile phones found in one wing of Mountjoy Prison
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Heroin, cocaine and 14 mobile phones found in one wing of Mountjoy Prison

Nov 4th 2014, 2:59 PM 8,888 Views 24 Comments

The search was based on intelligence gathered.

Irish Cancer Society accuses tobacco companies of enabling illegal trade
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Irish Cancer Society accuses tobacco companies of enabling illegal trade

Aug 21st 2014, 12:01 PM 6,435 Views 26 Comments

The accusations come after a report from the Revenue Commissioners into illegal tobacco flooding Ireland.

Mobile phones, modems and USB keys found in dissident wing of Portlaoise Prison
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Mobile phones, modems and USB keys found in dissident wing of Portlaoise Prison

Aug 12th 2014, 10:51 PM 14,045 Views 80 Comments

About 30 phones were found in the high security prison.

PIC: Inmate smuggles contraband into jail... on a cat
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PIC: Inmate smuggles contraband into jail... on a cat

Jan 8th 2013, 12:50 PM 7,339 Views 15 Comments

The animal was nabbed while sneaking a phone and saws to a convict in Sao Paulo.

351,000 contraband cigarettes seized at Dublin Port
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351,000 contraband cigarettes seized at Dublin Port

Nov 28th 2012, 1:17 PM 2,804 Views 7 Comments

The cigarettes would have posed a loss to the Exchequer of about €120,000, and were disguised as ‘advertising material’.

€3.1 million worth of contraband cigarettes seized at Dublin Port
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€3.1 million worth of contraband cigarettes seized at Dublin Port

Oct 8th 2012, 11:56 AM 4,818 Views 12 Comments

The eight million cigarettes were seized by the Revenue’s Customs Service in boxes labelled “Garlic & Cheese Tear & Share”.

7.6 million contraband cigarettes seized at Dublin Port
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7.6 million contraband cigarettes seized at Dublin Port

Sep 24th 2012, 12:08 PM 2,829 Views 5 Comments

The cigarettes, of brands which are not otherwise sold in Ireland, were stored in a shipment described as ‘furniture’.

John Gilligan sentenced over contraband mobile phone
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John Gilligan sentenced over contraband mobile phone

Feb 17th 2012, 3:45 PM 6,108 Views 44 Comments

The convicted drug deal has been given an additional six months for possession of a mobile phone, which is forbidden for prisoners.

More than 15,000 contraband items seized in Irish prisons
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More than 15,000 contraband items seized in Irish prisons

Jan 28th 2012, 8:00 AM 2,552 Views 15 Comments

In the past two years, almost 3,000 weapons have been confiscated from prisoners, including homemade items such as sharpened toothbrushes and pool balls in socks.

Mark Wahlberg apologises for saying he could have prevented 9/11 hijackings
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Mark Wahlberg apologises for saying he could have prevented 9/11 hijackings

Jan 20th 2012, 2:02 PM 6,507 Views 31 Comments

Wahlberg had suggested he could have single-handedly prevented the tragedy if he had been on one of the planes.

Seven million contraband cigarettes seized in Dublin raid
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Seven million contraband cigarettes seized in Dublin raid

Jun 22nd 2011, 8:41 PM 500 Views 4 Comments

Three men are arrested after a major seizure of cigarettes – worth around €2.9m – at Baldonnell Business Park.

4.1 million contraband cigarettes seized at Dublin Port
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4.1 million contraband cigarettes seized at Dublin Port

May 25th 2011, 1:24 PM 561 Views 0 Comments

Customs officers seize another batch of illegally imported cigarettes, which came from China through Holland.

Monk caught smuggling nun's remains onto flight
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Monk caught smuggling nun's remains onto flight

Jan 19th 2011, 3:32 PM 700 Views 0 Comments

Three people, including a monk, have been arrested at a Greek airport after the remains of a dead nun were found in their luggage.